Electric Heat Pumps: Air Source and Ground Source

Heat pumps work by moving heat from the air or ground into or out of your home using electricity. During the winter, a heat pump moves heat from the cold outdoor air into your home, and during the summer, a heat pump moves heat from the home out into the warm outdoors. An air-source heat pump uses air as the exchange medium, while a ground source heat pump uses the ground or a water source. Air source heat pumps can save you up to 50% on your heating costs compared to electric baseboard or furnace use, and a ground source heat pump is even more efficient, as the ground and water are a relatively stable temperature year-round, lowering operating costs even more. You can find more information about heat pumps by visiting the Department of Energy website.

Electric Heat Pumps: Air Source

Visit the Department of Energy Air-Source Heat Pumps page for more information.

  • Tier 1: $675 < = 2 tons and $1800 > 2 tons
  • Tier 2: $1000 < = 2 tons and $2400 > 2 tons
  • $450/ton air-to-water units with EER > = 19 and COP > = 4
    • (EER = Energy Efficiency Rating and COP = Coefficient of Performance)
  • $150/unit additional incentive

Requirements:

  • Tier 1 (Standard ASHP) required HSPF > = 9.0 and SEER > = 15
    • (ASHP = Air Source Heat Pump, HSPF = Heating Season Performance Factor, and SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Tier 2 (Cold-Climate ASHP) required HSPF > = 10.0 and SEER > = 16
  • Incentive amount is the lower of stated rebate or 50% of equipment cost

Electric Heat Pumps: Ground Source

Visit the Department of Energy Geothermal Heat pumps page for more information.

  • $500/ton for new installations
  • $250/ton for existing unit replacement
  • $150/unit additional incentive

Requirements:

  • New ground source heat pump systems and replacement heat pumps are eligible

Rebates must be applied for within 90 days of installation.

For more information please contact Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) at (970) 641-3520 or fill out the online contact form and GCEA’s energy use advisor will contact you.


Heat Pump Rebate Application

  • Applicant Information

  • Rebate Information

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        • Signature & Consent

        • Rebates will be mailed via check. Please allow four to six weeks for processing.